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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Avoid and report internet scams and phishing

Internet fraudsters are using ever more intricate messages to trick you to part with private information. For example: your bank details and passwords. They may also hide viruses in email attachments that will give them access to your personal computer … Continue reading

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Business rates exemptions

Certain property, whether occupied or out of use for a period, may be eligible for exemption from payment of business rates. The GOV.UK website lists the following as potentially eligible: Exempted buildings – certain properties are exempt from business rates. … Continue reading

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Do you need to fill in a tax return?

HMRC have determined that you must complete a self assessment tax return if any of the following circumstances apply to your personal, financial circumstances:        1.    You're a company director, minister, Lloyd's name or member. Your annual income is … Continue reading

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Construction Industry and tax

All active building contractors and building subcontractors are subject to HMRC regulation. The rules they have to abide by are set out in the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). Essentially, contractors cannot pay their subcontractors without stopping tax. Only in specific … Continue reading

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European Commission ventures opinion on UK economy

In March 2014 the European Commission published a report entitled Macroeconomic Imbalances United Kingdom 2014. The text includes a few observations on the UK property market that have been greeted with less than enthusiasm by the UK Government. The report … Continue reading

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